Quotes — Giving (8 entries)

Generosity is giving more…

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

— Kahlil Gibran

« πλ | 19 Nov 2005 »


All is gift. Your next breath is gift. Reading this sentence is gift. Your next thought is gift. What you feel in your heart at this very moment, whether it is happiness or sadness or some thing else, is gift. You are a gift. So, are you going to keep the gift, or give it to someone?

— Mark Woodward

« πλ | 21 Dec 2005 »

Give in the measure…

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend upon the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

— Albert Einstein

« πλ | 18 May 2006 »

The Christmas heart is a giving heart…

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.

— George Mathhew Adams

« πλ | 24 Dec 2005 »

The light of Easter…

The light of Easter reveals the great teaching contained in the Passion: life is affirmed through the sincere gift of self to the point of suffering death for others, for the other.

— Pope John Paul II

« πλ | 18 Apr 2006 »

The poor will be judged on…

The poor will be judged on the use they have made of their alms, and you will be judged on the very alms that you could have given but haven’t.

— St. John Vianney [via]

« πλ | 1 Dec 2005 »

To be human is…

To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.

— David Whyte, “What to Remember When Waking”

« πλ | 23 Jul 2006 »

What you are…

What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of it is your gift to God.

— Fr. Anthony Dalla Villa [via]

But don’t let that stress you out too much. He’ll love you no matter what you give Him.

« πλ | 22 Dec 2005 »